||This is an introductory course to phlebotomy and medical laboratory professions. Emphasis of this course includes safety, universal precautions, infection control, first aid and OSHA requirements. A discussion of the role of the phlebotomist, medical laboratory technician and other health care personnel is presented. Other topics include chemical and water quality, laboratory glassware, basic laboratory equipment, quality assurance, quality control, ordering laboratory supplies, laboratory information systems and laboratory math. This course is a corequisite or prerequisite to all other MLT courses.
|| Admission to either the Medical Laboratory Technician or the Phlebotomy Technician program.
- Distinguish health care systems, governing agencies and safety regulations that help protect patients and health care personnel.
- Demonstrate knowledge of purchasing and quality requirements of laboratory supplies.
- Distinguish reagent, chemical and water requirements for laboratory testing.
- Demonstrate proper use of laboratory equipment including pipettes, micropipettes, measurement scales, centrifuges and microscopes.
- Discuss the use of laboratory information systems for entering and reporting laboratory results.
- Calculate laboratory measurements including mean, standard deviation and metric-English conversions.
- Evaluate quality control (QC) results using Westgard rules.
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